Elena Rybakina's coach caught the spotlight the other day for the way he behaved during her semi-final match against Azarenka and many are not a fan.
Stefano Vukov has been the coach of Rybakina for a while and he has a rather aggressive style of coaching. It was first noted by Eurosport analyst Laura Robson who said that he looks very unhappy most of the time when she plays. There is a fair bit of shouting and loud commenting in between points which many fans find rather disrupting as well.
Pam Shriver reacted to Vukov's behaviour during the final on Twitter:
"As I watch Rybakina try to win her second major in 7 months, I hope she finds a coach who speaks and treats her with respect at ALL times and does not ever accept anything less."
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The relationship is working rather well for her as she was able to win a grand slam under him and nearly won another one. A fan pointed that out to Shriver in the comments:
"Not sure, but it seems that she (Elena Rybakina) is quite happy with him despite some antics"
But she isn't a fan:
"Happy with not being treated respectfully… hmmm not a good pattern for life."
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